Do you love your pets? Well your home might not feel the same way. Fur and dander from animals can degrade air quality and have a toll on HVAC systems in your home. Here are some tips to make sure everything stays clean and in shape.
An easy way to reduce the amount of hair and dander in the air is to brush your pet regularly, especially if they are long haired or shed often. Give your pet a bath at least monthly to keep everything under control and deep clean your furry friend. This is very helpful if your pet is an indoor/outdoor animal and carrying in allergens from outside.
Check your filters regularly. You should do this anyway, but if your home has a pet, the filters will get dirty much easier. This will cause unneeded stress on your heating or cooling system and can decrease its lifespan and increase energy bills. To make sure it is working properly, you should check and clean the filters often. You may also consider upgrading to a filter that is a bit more heavy duty and made to collect animal fur and dander to make sure you are getting the most allergens out of the air.
Before you invest in a HVAC system or high end filter, you should consult with a contractor or expert first. This can make sure you get the perfect system from the start, and save you time and money down the line that you would have spent maintaining a less than idea HVAC system and filter.
The indoor unit isn’t the only thing to check! Dogs and cats can damage your outdoor unit if you are not careful. There are plenty of areas to scratch, bite, and destroy on an HVAC system. If you are worried your pet will have too much fun with your new system, you may want to consider putting a fence or wall around it.
If you are looking to put in a furnace, air conditioning, or a ductless heat pump system or want some advice on how to best deal with animals and how they affect your HVAC, call Advantage and let us help you. 503-393-5315